Maizītes (Latvian Sandwiches)

Maizītes are Latvian sandwiches that are traditionally served on rye bread, and make for a light meal or hearty snack.

(Yields: 2 breakfast sandwiches; 241 calories, 16.7g protein, 28g carbohydrates, and 6.6g fat)


  • Rye bread
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese (you may also opt for goat cheese or any other spreadable cheese!)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional toppings:

  • Radishes
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Fresh dill
  • Fresh scallions
  • Other ideas: capers, lox, tuna salad, egg salad, red onion, hard boiled egg.


  1. Wash all of your produce, then pat dry with a kitchen towel. Slice radishes, tomatoes, and scallions thinly, and roughly chop fresh dill.
  2. Thinly slice your rye bread. Toast if you like.
  3. Top each slice with 1/4 cup of cottage cheese and spread thin.
  4. Top with radish, tomato, and cucumber slices, then sprinkle dill, scallions, salt and pepper to taste.
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